I recently read a statement saying that about 80 % of PGA Tour players are currently using grips with a Reminder Rib built into the rubber. Do you even know what that is and what it does. I also see that Golf Pride is selling their MCC grips with this feature which they call ALIGN. Nice looking grip with the half cord design that I really perfer. While I have those Nippon shafts out of the heads and the grips removed, I'm thinking I'll play around with adding a reminder rib to the shafs before I install the grips and see how I like the feel of them compated to normal round grips. I HAD a set of Sand wrap grips installed on my very first set of cheap irons when I first starting playing golf 19 years ago and I liked the grips. Never used them again as they are not available in most grip designs today.
For those of you that do not know what a rib grip is, it's basically a thin steel wire built into the rubber grip the runs down the bottom side of the grip. The small RIDGE makes it easy to know when the clubhead is square to the target when you set up for a short. and that helps the gofler to hit online to the target better. You can FEEL the Ridge in your hands and you know you have the clubface aimed where it belongs at setup. While I do NOT have any grips with the rib in them. I do have some 1/16th inch steel rod that I can use for the rib. Just have to install the 1/16th" rod at the exact bottom side of the shaft and hold it in place before installing the grip tape and it should work just fine. Time will tell if I can make this work while using some of the grips I already have on hand. No sense buying the MCC grips at $11.00 each when I have plenty of new grips in my shop that I can use with the addition of a small piece of steel rod as the rib.